In Thailand you cannot escape food! There are restaurants on every street delighting the senses with aromatic smell of fried garlic and chilli, with fresh seafood galore, and market stalls on every corner selling beautiful ripe seasonal fruit and vegetables.
You cannot escape street food, hello fresh banana pancakes!
I eat a vegetarian diet and my mum eats a pescatarian diet, and we definitely found some delicious dishes in all places we visited in Phuket. Here are a few of our favourites!
Kamala Beach was nothing short of beautiful. From fine dining to the beach, the food was amazing...
The Deck, Kamala Beach - Set in the little hillside, with gorgeous views right over the beach. The chef made me some vegetarian rice paper rolls and a tau green curry, both of which were not on the normal menu, and both were sooo delicious. Mum had a red curry with prawns which she loved also.
Lillo Cafe, Kamala Beach - Right on the beach this little cafe is always busy! We had pad thai and yellow curry.
Silk Restaurant, Kamala Beacht - Beautiful views and rooftop pool, at the Andara Resort Kamala Beach. A little more on the expensive side for Thailand, but eloquent dining with lovely food. I had a rice noodle and vegetable dish which was lovely.
Cape Sienna, Kamala Beach - Roof top pool and cocktails. THE VEIW... and best cocktails and juices in Kamala for sure, from taste to presentation. This was the resort that we stayed at, and I can also confirm that the buffet breakfast is beautiful. Everything is so fresh, eggs are cooked to your liking, and the variety is huge and changes daily. The pool area is gorgeous and the rooms are beautiful making the most of every inch of the views over Kamala Beach.
In Rawai there are many different places to eat, and my most favourite places ever were The Book Cafe and Neko Cat Cafe!
The Book Cafe, Rawai - Soooo many delicious and super healthy options. I had felafel and salad with a beetroot, carrot and apple juice. Mum had the Buddha Bowl. From smoothie bowls to home baked, and also great coffee, The Book Cafe is the health conscious dream! There are also used books to browse, buy and exchange and is a perfect place to come and relax. Very shady and also air con from the elements.
Neko Cat Cafe, Rawai - If you are missing your fury friend come here for a pat and play with some gorgeous fluffy cats! They are all so friendly, and completely ready for a pat as you drink some coffee, eat some ice cream and light snacks. I could have spent hours here!
Wilsons Cafe, Rawai - Almond milk lattes, vegan and vegetarian options, all day breaky kind of cafe.And... Avocado!!
Nana Bowls, Rawai - Three words... Smoothie Bowl Heaven (located at Wilsons Cafe in Rawai)
Salaloy Seafood, Rawai - Fresh seafood, right on the beach side. Nothing fancy, but good fresh food and good value for money. You can sit outside on the tables by the wharf which is nice!
Two Chefs, Karon Beach - Although it doesn't have lots of veggie options, Mum had a lobster which she said was lovely and I had a burger minus the meat, and homemade wedges. We also had fresh coconuts, and if you are lucky you can sit upstairs and watch the bustle below.
Beyond Resort, Karon Beach- Right on the beach, perfect for sunset dinners. Mum had seared tuna which she absolutely adored. Is a little more expensive that the other restaurants in the area but the service and the location make it completely worth it.
Dibuk Restaurant, Old Phuket Town - Absolutely delicious! Also had French inspired dishes. I wish we stayed closer because I would have come back here for sure.